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lust fragment 3

by Joe Nasta 2 months ago in love poems
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you crawl out of my mouth and my gums tear inside their broken jaw

I daydream you inside me.

Lana Del Rey bleeds in my ears,

/

congeals as I steal words between yr lips

with my swiping tongue:

/

those words who are what I always was

in my familiar way of being,

/

in a way that takes the gyration

of our bodies & transforms it—

/

We come together towards

this self portrait of two poets

/

as the American Boy, a self

portrait of this two as one

/

is us as you is

him as me is us

/

listening, is us talking

with our elbows

/

& toes & hip bones.

All of this, for you.

/

But then you are sudden-

ly so full bodied. You crawl

/

out of my mouth and my gums

tear inside their broken jaw.

/

Stern, your eyebrows flex to scream

you little fucker!

/

because somewhere in my love

I'd lost you. I'd stolen your humanity.

/

The music stops & in the sand I kneel

by your black denim, begging for a chance to keep it.

This poem was included in my book "I want you to feel ugly, too," which can be read on issuu.

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About the author

Joe Nasta

Hi! I'm Joe (ze/zir), a queer multimodal artist and writer. I work in Seattle & I write love poems.

@roflcoptermcgee on Instagram

@joenasta on TikTok

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